St. Pölten


As from 2024, the Festpielhaus in St. Pölten will join the BIG BANG network with a first festival in Austria.

The glowing Festspielhaus facade is an unmistakable feature in the night-time St. Pölten sky. For dance and music enthusiasts, the comfort offered by the distinctively striped sofas of the Great Hall at performances by globally renowned artists is just as much a landmark.

Together with Jeunesse Austria and the city of St. Pölten, which in a flourishing cooperation play many different places distributed throughout the city for young music lovers, the doors open now for a rousing and impressive musical adventure in the Festspielhaus St. Pölten for the very first time.

Originally conceived by architect Klaus Kada as the musical home of the Tonkunstler Orchestra, the sensational theatre building soon became a talking point, and not just because of its extraordinary acoustics. It welcomes the world’s best nouveau cirque companies as well as stars of jazz and world music, one of whom, Grammy-winner Gregory Porter, enthused: "What an amazing crowd!” And: “you have definitely the most beautiful seats!"  Festspielhaus St. Pölten today also presents itself as Austria’s major venue for premieres of international dance and contemporary ballet Its attraction reaches far beyond Austrian borders,and places the Festspielhaus among the major European dance venues.

The project is being organised and curated by Elisabeth Pöcksteiner from Jeunesse Austria and Constanze Eiselt from Festspielhaus St. Pölten in collaboration with Zonzo Compagnie.

Festspielhaus St. Pölten
Kulturbezirk 2
3100 St. Pölten, Austria